• Sri Lanka
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Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Feb 28, 2018
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Senkadagala Finance PLC
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 15.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Mar 8, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jan 25, 2018

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Project Description

The project comprises of a senior loan of up to US$ 15 million to Senkadagala Finance PLC (SFCL), a licensed finance company in Sri Lanka and an IFC client since 2014. This will be IFC’s first intervention in Sri Lanka targeted exclusively at women entrepreneurs to increase female participation in the economy. The 5-year senior loan will support SFCL’s lending to women entrepreneurs (micro and SME customers) and the expansion of its branch network in tier II cities in Sri Lanka. Further this would be the first local currency funding by IFC in Sri Lanka.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Private Actors

Senkadagala Finance PLC (SFCL) is a licensed finance company in Sri Lanka and an IFC client since 2014. SFCL is listed in the Colombo Stock Exchange. As at September, 2017 the other shareholders owning more than 2% were: Hallsville Trading Group Inc 8.2%; Dr M. Balasuriya 5.8%; Dr. (Mrs.) G. Madan Mohan 5.8%; Mr R. Balasuriya 5.8%; Dr. A. Balasuriya & Mr. D. Balasuriya 2.9%; Dr. A. Balasuriya & Mr. S. Balasuriya 2.9%; Mr. L. Balasuriya & Mr. S. K. Balasuriya 2.9%; and Mr. L. Balasuriya & Ms. A. S. Balasuriya 2.9%.

Contact Information


Senkadagala Finance PLC 
Mr. Shanker Supramaniam 
Chief Manager Treasury 
2nd Floor, 267, Galle Road, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka 


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